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Colorado Springs woman identified in Lake Pueblo death

Lake Pueblo warns against boating and drinking
Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 18:23:13-04

PUEBLO — Colorado Parks and Wildlife Rangers recovered the body of a woman that went missing off the shore of Lake Pueblo.

At approximately 4:37 p.m., officials responded to reports of a missing person off North Sailboard on Thursday.

An underwater drone recovered the body nearly 10 minutes after going in the water with help from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

The Pueblo County Coroner's Office identified the woman as 22-year-old Rosalia Niz Niz of Colorado Springs, CO. Officials say Niz died following a swimming accident.

“This death is under investigation, but it appears to be a tragic accident,” Stadterman said. “We offer our condolences to the family and friends of this victim.”

If this is a confirmed drowning, it would be the 23rd drowning in Colorado in 2022.

“This is yet another heartbreaking loss of life,” he said. “It underscores the message we have been stressing to recreate responsibly and to wear life preservers when on or near the water.”


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